Did you know: You can turn off your Reading Pane in Outlook

Some love it, but others find it annoying to have a preview of their message below or to the side of their email. What's more, it's unsafe to have email automatically open - theoretically a virus could self-run from there. Also, it marks your email as "unread" as you scroll through. To Remove: In outlook... Read more »

Did you know: Office 2007 has a different file format than Office 2003 and previous versions

Microsoft Word, for example, now saves to a .docx extension instead of .doc Unfortunately you cannot open Office 2007 files from Office 2003 or before.

Did you know: Microsoft Excel has a lot of Shortcut keys!

These are just a few: Ctrl + 5 = Strikethrough text Ctrl + ; = Inserts Date Ctrl + : = Inserts Time Home = Goes to end of row Ctrl + End = Goes to end of worksheet Ctrl + Home = Goes to top of worksheet Ctrl + PageDown = Goes to next... Read more »

Did you know: You can snap a picture of your computer monitor

It’s called a screen capture and it’s a free feature in Windows. Whenever you want to take a picture of something happening on your monitor, just press the PrintScreeen button on your keyboard.

Did you know: You can get national and cultural holidays noted in your Outlook calendar?

Especially made for the office calendar administrator, you can have notes placed in your calendar for national and cultural holidays.

Did you know: You can navigate the Internet Explorer 7 tabs?

Here are some quick hot-keys that you can use to quickly navigate around in IE7: Ctrl-T = Open a new tab Ctrl-Tab = Go to the next tab to the right Ctrl-Shift-Tab = Go to the next tab to the left Ctrl-Click = Open a link in a new tab Ctrl-E = Brings you to... Read more »

Did you know: Spam can get through to your email even if you have spam protection?

Recently there has been a huge increase in the amount of spam, or unwanted email advertisements, going to spam protection. Even the best spam protection cannot block 100% of these.

Did you know: Summer’s coming – and the temperature can kill your hard drive

With higher temperatures, your computer has to work harder than ever to operate normally.

Did you know: Microsoft Word has a lot of Shortcut keys!

These are just a few: Ctrl + A = Select All Ctrl + B = Bold highlighted selection Ctrl + C = Copy selection Ctrl + V = Paste the copied items Ctrl + P = Print Ctrl + I = Italics Ctrl + U = Underline Ctrl + Z = Undo Ctrl + Y... Read more »

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by Mike Shinn Remote Engineer mshinn@ciosolutions.com